September 21, 2016

If you’re a carpenter or other skilled tradesman who often works in construction before getting completely paid, then you’re probably aware that North Carolina has mechanic’s and materialmen’s lien laws.  These laws allow a person or business entity who performed labor improving real property to file a lien against that property if the owner fails to pay for that work.  The lien acts as a cloud on title, frustrating further real property transfers, and ultimately allowing you to foreclose on the property as a means to enforce a judgment.

But as any good construction lawyer knows, there are strict statutory deadlines for filing these liens and for filing lawsuits to enforce them.  In North Carolina, you have 120 days from the date of the...

July 1, 2016

Contracting to build a new home can be an exciting endeavor, but often in that excitement important details, including the protection of adequate liability insurance, can get glossed over or even forgotten about. Whether you are a homeowner or builder, you may think that a typical commercial general liability insurance policy held by the builder is all you need; however, such an assumption could be a grave error.

The typical commercial general liability insurance policy covers damages for negligence, but contains a plethora of exclusions designed specifically to preclude the carrier’s liability for construction-related damage, including damage to the insured’s “own work,” which, in the case of a general contractor, is the entire job. Other e...

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